(update as of 11 April 2012)
Track 1: Policies & Strategies for Ending Corporate Rule and Shifting Power to the 99%.
Track 2: Lessons and the Way Forward for the Occupation of Public Space.
Track 3: Direct Action Tactics & Strategies.
Track 4: Models for Building Alternative Models and Systems.
Track 5: Occupy and Labor
Track 6: Occupy and Faith
Schedule of Workshops
9 AM - 11 AM
Workshop A13.1: Campaign to Boycott Wells Fargo and End the Prison Industrial Complex - the Root of Mass Incarceration in the US Track 3 "The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prison population.The private prison industry, financed by Wells Fargo and other Big Finance, wrote laws that keep 2.3 million people behind bars each day, nearly 60% people of color. Join the campaign to boycott Wells Fargo and end mass incarceration and abuse of people." Christopher Glenn, PEERS: Promoting Empowerment Education and Re-entry Solutions
Workshop A13.2: Occupy Our Democracy This project asks students and citizens to consider how the Occupy Movement should deal with the upcoming election. It asks them to share their views on the strengths and weaknesses of the Occupy Movement and where they think it should go from here. An open Facebook group was created to house the project: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/195912153850266/ . Dr. Timothy McWhirter Montgomery College, MD
11 AM - 1 PM
Workshop A13.5: Great Public Banking Debate: Should State & Local Governments Own Their Banks?
The Great Public Banking DebateIf you are not happy with the way Wall Street operates, there is an alternative. We can create public banks to create public money for the public good. In fact, here in DC, a group has already formed to look into creating a public bank for the city modeled after the only public bank in the U.S., the Bank of North Dakota, formed back in 1919 and going strong today.This is going to be a very lively debate. Calabria spent 6 years as senior professional staff of the Senate Banking Committee, handling issues related to housing, mortgage finance, economics, banking, and insurance. Prior to this, he served as deputy assistant secretary for regulatory affairs at HUD and held positions at Harvard and in the private sector.
Friday, April 13
11 AM - 1PM
Florida Avenue Meeting House
2111 Florida Avenue between Decatur and S Street NW
Marc Anderson, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute
Mark Calabri, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, CATO Institute
Workshop A13.6: Occupy Longview (WA) and the IWLU: How Occupy and Labor Can Help Each Other Track 5 "To establish and strengthen the link between Labor and Occupy, several issues will be discussed, including how to present your idea to your local GA, inter-Occupy communications, speaking to Union Officials and the rank and file, dealing with the media and realizing the strength of the Occupy movement.· Accepting and dealing with the politics of Unions
· Realizing the basic connection between Occupy and Organized Labor : We both want a better standard of living for the middle class.
· Understanding Unions, and the law, Taft-Hartley, and the importance of Occupy
· Picking the battle that we can all fight: goes back to messaging too.
· Public outreach, attending labor council meetings, flyer's, even door to door canvassing" Paul Nipper
Workshop A13.8: From Tahrir Square to Liberty Square: Building a movement to end war for empire Track 1 This workshop will examine organizing strategies to build a mass movement within the United States that fights for equality and economic justice, and defends those struggling for independence around the world. Our organizing panel and discussion will explore common ties between the Occupy movement in the United States, and the struggle against U.S. imperialism. "Heather Benno ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)"
2 PM - 4 PM
Workshop A13.11: Occupy Food Justice Track 4 A discussion of the actions done by OWS Occupy Food Justice working group such as the Seed Exchange and how to create community gardens in the city, compost and more! Dee Dee Maucher
Workshop A13.12: Work, not War: The Fund Our Communities Campaign Track 1 Fund Our Communities, Bring the War Dollars Home is a coalition of community groups in Maryland. It is part of a growing nationwide movement to cut military spending and fund domestic needs.
Workshop A13.13-SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
The 99% Deficit Proposal
Panel Discussion: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Luther Place Methodist Church
1226 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
The 99% Deficit Proposal: How to create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and build a peaceful, just and sustainable society Track 1 Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, Gareth Porter, Kevin Zeese of ItsOurEconomy and Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program.